Grateful Dead Live at The Spectrum on 1982-04-06
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Cold Rain And Snow ->
The Promised Land
C C Rider
Brown Eyed Women
Mama Tried ->
Big Railroad Blues
Looks Like Rain
It's All Over Now
Might As Well
Shakedown Street ->
Lost Sailor ->
Saint Of Circumstance ->
Terrapin Station ->
The Other One ->
Morning Dew ->
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
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|Cold Rain And Snow ->|
|The Promised Land|
|C C Rider|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|Mama Tried ->|
|Big Railroad Blues|
|Looks Like Rain|
|It's All Over Now|
|Might As Well|
|Shakedown Street ->|
|Lost Sailor ->|
|Saint Of Circumstance ->|
|Terrapin Station ->|
|The Other One ->|
|Morning Dew ->|
|It's All Over Now, Baby Blue|
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Thanks to Bob Wagner for lending me his masters
- 2008-03-09 16:43:53
- Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1/Dolby B) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/96k) ->
- Philadelphia, PA
- Run time
- Taped by
- Bob Wagner
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- The Spectrum
Subject: @ The Spectrum
Subject: Funked Out Hot Tamale
So we begin with CRS>Promised Land, and like I said earlier right away you can hear the little bit o funk throughout. Very mellow and very happening way to begin the performance. I love it when my first impression of the show is how tight the boys sound – and they definitely do here. Very nice opening combo and both Bobby and Jerry’s vocals sound very smooth this evening. Sweeet..Next up is the unlikely combo of Candyman > C.C. Rider, and even more unlikely is the fact that I really dug it. Of course Candyman(especially on a great vocal night), but CC? Really? Yes really – this has to be amongst the best versions of this little tune I have ever heard. I do not like this song and generally make no bones about it. This however, is both inspired and not overdone as usual. I think this tune is like a steak – overdone it sucks, and generally speaking Bobby leaves this one on the grill waaay too long. Tonight however, this is not the case. Shockingly good job Bob…BEW comes next, and even for being a tad quick and not so inspired, it still was enjoyable. Mama Tried>Mexicali was really the first point in the show I was not overly impressed, but hey – shit happens. These two just didn’t do it for me. They made up for it instantly though, with a fine Big RxR. These early eighties versions of this tune are starting to grow on me. Rock star Bobby pops up next with a full on LLR. Great job dude – like youre gonna have a problem getting laid after a performance like that….One of my personal favs, Jack-a-Roe comes along next and keeps this good-timey-upbeat-funked out first set a rollin… Wonderful cowboyness and great soloing by Jerome. All Over Now and Might as Well round out the first set, and both are killer. Wow, those two were good, really f’ing good. I did not even bother to write as to not interrupt the sweetness that was coming out of the speakers. That’s it for the first set and once again, I am surprised by another early eighties show. Nothing mind-blowing going on here so far, but that does not detract from the overall awesomeness of the first set. Enthusiasm, charisma, and a funky uptempo setlist make for a great listen so far.
I am going to separate the second set into two parts, as it is one extended jam. The first part, Shakedown>Sailor>Saint>Terrapin, starts kinda mundane but builds momentum rather quickly. The classic Shakedown riff is taken to the top shelf about the midway point, as Jerry and brent do some really nice extended trading. A quick note about Brent this evening – his levels are just exactly perfect. I think he sounds best when he is beneath, not on top of Jerry. There is a nice transition into Sailor which I suppose is done about as good as it could be, yet I am no judge for this tune. I almost always bump it. I have since I first bought Go To Heaven in 1989. Saint was pretty good as well and I enjoiyed Terrapin. Kinda funny – Jerry sounds a little winded during the chorus the second time around, and that is really the only time during the whole show I noticed a little possible fatigue from the fat man. Drums and Space break right into a whistle blowin “sex change” version of Truckin’ which was extremely well done. This was a small peek into the barnburning TOO that followed. I have to say, I think this TOO is amongst the best early 80’s versions I have heard as well. Hot freakin tamale right here with a sweet trasition into a tearjerking Dew. Unbelievably good right here – goosebump style. Sugarmags wound this little monster nice and tight for a gigantic finish. Baby Blue sounded unbelievably good this evening as the encore and that is that.
OK, so this one done and I loved it. I absolutely recommend this show and I think its one of the better ones from ’82 I have heard. I give this performance an A, and its just a great show. Fun as hell, uptempo first set just a lil’ funked out, and a very solid second set. I think they were very tight, and Jerry’s vocals sounded remarkable to me for 1982. A fine selction for an official release, especially if the sound is an upgrade to the Miller remaster I listened to.
Subject: I guess it doesn't matter anyway
Subject: DON'T tell me this town aint got no heart!
I was fortunate enough to grow up in the Philly burbs and caught most of their record 53 Spectrum shows from this day forward until my last when they broke out Unbroken Chain. Phil Lesh during soundcheck – “NO! I wanna do it in PHILLY man!” From what I experienced in that old building (may it RIP), I can say there was always an added buzz to the air when they came to Philly. The band felt this energy and built on it, making for some fabulous shows. Even on nights when they may not have felt the best or were maybe not singing the best they always seemed to kick it up a notch to build that Philly Phever to a boiling point.
Interesting notes on this one.
I remember coming out of the Broad Street Subway to freezing cold temperatures and snowing like crazy. We were like WTF, this is April! We went up to The Spectrum and were banging on the doors to let us in. They actually let us in a half hour early because it was so nasty outside. After the concert we had to wait for the same subway in 5-6 inches of snow bundled up in concert shirts for friends.
They kicked it off with, what else? – Cold Rain and Snow. The crowd exploded and the race was on. Great first set with a lot of good songs and energy. I tend to gravitate towards soundboards for the most part but this recording is fabulous and gives you that sense of the excitement of the crowd without sacrificing the sound. I especially loved the energy of Might As Well with Jerry screaming “And the poor boy’s on the line!”
2nd set was epic. I don’t understand some of the comments below saying “lackluster” and “not too bad”. If it was that much of a dud why would the Grateful Dead release it? I guess we are all entitled to our opinions. Shakedown Street was a funk monster that came flying out, shook you up and down, and left you begging for more. My favorite song of all time and this is my favorite version. Many others have said this date is one of their faves too, including Charlie Miller. I tend to trust his discerning ear. The interplay between Jerry and Brent is phenomenal. Starts about 8:00 in, crowd really starts going crazy around 9:23, and then Jerry goes off on his own again at about the 9:45 mark.
St of Circumstance Bob ad-libs, “May be crazy, may be outta line now. I’m on the road and I’m feelin’ fine now.”
Truckin’ – goes with the old school beginning with the whistle. Bob adds the “Ever since she went and had a sex change” line.
Other One – SMOKIN hot! Who cares about a missing verse. The bus came by this night and I got on!
Morning Dew Phil was thundering. Jerry gets the most quiet and soulful on this rendition too, it’s beautiful.
Fantastic show, fantastic recording. God Bless the Grateful Dead and The Archive.
Subject: first of 54
Subject: Nothing too exciting
Subject: A generally loose & often lackluster show,
Subject: My personal favorite
Subject: Sweet Show!
Well made AUD from the FOB. Nak 700's were very successful mics...also listen to what fellow taper Barry Glassberg did with 700's.
Subject: An embarrassment of riches.
I basically listened to it so many times I have it memorized. Plus, thanks to the archive we have the aforementioned embarrassment. A very good show that I don't listen to any more.
Subject: 2nd Verse of The Other One
Subject: on a roll now.....
after the quick hits and 1-2 punches of Set I, Jerry comes out with Shakedown, announcing it is time to get down to business... i prefer the other AUD for this SHAKEDOWN STREET the rest of Set II comes through fine on the newer C.M. transfer: Shakedown Street-> Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Truckin'-> The Other One-> Morning Dew-> Sugar Magnolia, E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue
there is some really great interplay between Jerry and Brent on Shakedown, as at the 9:00 mark they trade licks like you would hear a jazz band do -- haven't heard them do that too often... Lost Sailor>St of Circumstance is played professionally, as it almost always was... terrpain as well is competently played.... tonight we get a very long drums-space segment, about 20 minutes in total. bobby brings Truckin in with the whistle.... as they enter the jam segment, jerry sounds poised to rage, but they move into the Other One too soon, and then again, too soon, Bobby sings the lyric, and after just a couple minutes, the other one is over and Jerry drops into Morning Dew -- a relatively average version is played (hate to say it). sugar mag and baby blue are satisfying ways to end this excellent show. i would give the fist set, 4.5 stars and set 2 3.5 -- so i give the whole show a solid 4 stars.
Subject: sweet sounding audience recording!
Subject: THE BOYS ROCK BROAD STREET
Subject: Grate audience! kudo's to Charlie Miller
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